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Olympic Games Tokyo 2021: 100m blast in Atlanta’96

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2021: 100m blast in Atlanta'96

Bailey, Fredericks and Mitchell in the 100-meter final in Atlanta ’96.AP
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The world record holder in 100 meters on 27 July 1996 was Leroy Burrell, with 9.85. Leo Carl Lewis They had taken turns on the chronological throne of motion from 1988. But that July 27, 1996, neither of them was leaning on the starting blocks in the finals of the Olympic Games in Atlanta. In the common homeland.

It was 9 o’clock in the scorching heat of the Georgia state capital. “For your post!” “ready!” But the result of the race was still going to take not about 10 seconds but just a few minutes. Before playing the shot that caused a stampede of eight bodies glowing in sprinters’ patent sweat friends, the British linford christie, gold in Barcelona four years ago, exited for naught.

Everyone standing. Do some running to temper the nerves as much as possible and give momentary freedom to the beats under a sky of molten lead, and start all over again. “For your post!” short interstitial breaks. “ready!” short interstitial breaks. But before the shot, ato boldone, from Trinidad, made a zero start.

Everyone standing. Do some running to temper the nerves as much as possible and give momentary freedom to the beats under a sky of molten lead, and start all over again. “For your post!” short interstitial breaks. “ready!” short interstitial breaks. But before the shot, again Linford Christie, Grandpa At 36 o’clock from campus, I made the same mistake. and was disqualified. all standing, etc. The race had created such extreme tension that it could only lead to a bomb or a backfire.

It was a bomb explosion. After the last surge, Canadians donovan baileyOn 6th Street, it turned out regularly. At 50 meters he was still fifth. But at 75 he was already moving at 12.1 meters per second. It ended at 9.84. New world record. Namibian frank fredrix, second, he performed 9.89. and Etto Bolden, third, 9.90. No Americans on the podium. an anomaly. Denise MitchellFourth with 9.99, he became the only athlete in history, despite himself, to miss the podium by less than 10 seconds. Then it has happened many times.

Bailey, 28, 1.83 tall and 82 kg, 1995 world champion at Getborg, dedicated his victory to his cousin Keetho Seriously ill with cancer. Little did she know that she had died the night before the final and the family hid it from her so as not to turn her off center before such an important day.

Bailey was Canadian by nationality, but Caribbean genetically. He was born in Jamaica, from where he emigrated at the age of 13. In Jamaica, yes, on the other hand, the same Linford Christie. and bad luck ben johnson. Jamaica has the most world-class sprinters, men and women, per square kilometer on the planet, in its entire history. Jamaica. Cyclone Island. Any day flies by.